Today is Mole Day, a much-anticipated event for Pre-K l, Montessori l and Upper School chemistry students, who tie-dyed colorful t-shirts earlier this week for the occasion. Younger students visited the chemistry lab, where they were fitted with safety goggles, gloves and smocks. Older students then helped the younger ones dye their shirts. They posed for a colorful photograph today.
Celebrated annually on Oct. 23, from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created to foster interest in chemistry, according to the National Mole Day Foundation Inc. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles.